2019 promises to be a big year for German foreign policy.
Chancellor Angela Merkel devoted a good chunk of her traditional New Year’s Day speech to talking about Germany’s role in the world.
She made clear her opposition to United States President Donald Trump. “In such a situation, we must stand up more for our convictions; we must argue and fight for them,” she said. “And we must take on more responsibility in our own interests.”
She said Germany would be spending more on its military and promised to make the EU “more robust and more capable.”
The same day Germany took an important step toward fulfilling those promises. German [sic] took its places as a none [sic] permanent member of the Security Council.
To get the seat, it had to be voted in by the UN, and it was supported by 184 out of 193 countries—which gives a sign of Germany’s international standing.
It will be on the Security Council for the next [sic] years. They’ve been there before, but it will give them an elevated role now in foreign policy.
It’s a role they want to keep. Deutsche Welle noted that, by writing, “Over the next two years, Germany’s main concern will be to try to ensure that the European Union as a whole is given a permanent seat.”
Deutsche Welle also wrote, “Many observers say it should have a permanent seat—not least because the country has gained worldwide respect and recognition in recent years by participating in UN security missions, which the UN Security Council issues mandates for.”
We’ve been forecasting this break for years—saying that Germany would not be America’s friend. More and more, we are seeing Germany take the lead as the anti-American power in Europe, rallying Europe against America, unifying Europe against America.
It also says it will become known as a great peacemaker. Hosea 5 talks about Israel turning to Germany for help in its peace process. Other scriptures talk about Germany coming into the Holy Land as a peacekeeping force—but then taking over.
Germany’s rising profile as an international leader, and especially at the UN, paves the way for those prophecies. As that Deutsche Welle article talks about, Germany is already well-known for its participation in peacekeeping missions.
To learn more about this prophesied role as a peacekeeper, you can read our free booklet Jerusalem in Prophecy. And to keep up to date with Germany’s rise and what it means for the world, get our free Trumpet magazine. The cover article for the latest issue, for example, is on this subject, titled “France Rejects America—and Empowers Germany!” As usual you can get all those at our website theTrumpet.com.
Full article: Germany Takes Its Seat at the UN Security Council (The Trumpet)